Goodell-Pratt Push Drill (2) Types Brass w/8 Drill Bits Antique
This is a nice clean group of two Spiral push drills, both all brass exterior, both in very good condition, plus one full set of drill points to fit either push drill. One is marked "Goodell - Pratt Co. Company Made in Greenfield Mass. U.S.A." . It features 8 compartments on an rotary index in the handle that are designed to hold the included set of drill points, sizes (from 1/16"-11/64"). The holes on the side of the handle are the same sizes as the various drill sizes that were offered to fit this push drill (so you can match the right size drill to the appropiate compament as you put each one in the handle). Of the 8 different sizes of drills included with this push drill, all in very good used condition, some appear unused. The push drill is quite nice with a few minor scratches, one tiny dent, none effect the smooth spring loaded movement or use of this tool. Basically much like the North Brothers Yankee push drill in size and function. The second push drill is rather rare! Unlike the 1st one, this one has an end cap that can be unscrewed, but that area has the spring loaded mechanism inside it, so no room inside for any drill point storage. This 2nd one is in very good shape, very minor wear only, no damage, very nice polished brass finish. There was a short period of time around WWI when both North Brothers and Goodell-Pratt produced tools that where normally nickel plated, without the nickel plating since the material for plating where not available at this time. There is no sign of any nickel plating on either one of these push drills, as no doubt they were never plated. Both of these push drill have the same style screw chuck, that has a 4 fluted type chuck that requires a special bit shank style (different than the Yankee drill points). The bits are + shaped, so that the bit grooves fit in-between the 4 jaw teeth, hence the drill won't turn in the chuck. This system works fine, and holds drills well, but to my knowledge, the bits haven't been manufactured since the 1960's by another company, as Goodell Pratt was not in business after 1931 to my understanding. These are super nice clean tools! Goodell-Pratt was purchase by Millers Falls in 1931, so these tools were made from about 1900-1931. Very nice, rare tools overall!